Posts Tagged 'technology'

Google Maps launch driving directions for Africa

Screen shot Google map direction in Accra

Screen shot Google map direction in Accra

Drivers in selected African countries especially Kenya, South Africa and Ghana can now use Google Maps for directions to their destinations. Sounds awesome. Africa is now getting its fair share of technological transformation across the globe.
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Dot-com marks 25th anniversary

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Twenty-five years ago today – March 15, 1985 – the first dot-com domain name – Symbolics.com – was registered and appeared on the internet. It ushered in the commercial age of the World Wide Web. Then development was deadly slow and it took over two years for the first 100 sites to go online and by 1995, the number had grown to 18,000. Continue reading ‘Dot-com marks 25th anniversary’

Can you live without a mobile phone?

Mobile phones come in different shapes and sizes

Mobile phones come in different shapes and sizes

Mobile phones are no longer a preserve for the elite class in society. Almost everyone owns one (in Ghana even the poor has two or more). Cell phones are now part of people’s lives. Life without a mobile phone is like life without oxygen, an electrical appliance without electricity, the world without light or a football match without a ball. Continue reading ‘Can you live without a mobile phone?’

Ghana: Mobile phones to improve healthcare

Nurses in Ghana work under difficult conditions

Nurses in Ghana work under difficult conditions

Nurses in Ghana will soon move from using bulky paper-based documents to store patients’ data to the use of electronic mobile applications. The status quo at the health centres is time consuming.  The new system will free up their time, enabling more focus on hands-on, primary healthcare for patients. Continue reading ‘Ghana: Mobile phones to improve healthcare’


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